Why do we develop these areas? (Our intent)
Each of our classes have 2 ‘Class Ambassadors’ who welcome visitors and explain what learning is taking place; they are responsible for representing their class when talking with school adults and visitors to the school or their room. Ambassadors are role-models within our school, who are keen to promote our school core values of responsibility, love, respect, honesty and forgiveness and be knowledgeable and articulate about learning. They must be aware of whole-school life, be involved in their classrooms and have wider interest and participation in other interests.
How do we ensure this? (Our implementation)
It is an achievement to be chosen to represent the school as an ambassador. Children chosen show that they have the skills to be effective; they are selected because they care about the school, want to represent it well, and communicate effectively. Class Ambassadors have to: be confident to speak to visitors, have a positive, enthusiastic approach to learning and be able to clearly explain this, be smart, well-presented and reliable.
What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact)
We feel that this role helps children show their developing leadership qualities and models high expectations to all children. The role offers responsibility in a real-life context and promotes good communication with a purpose, confidence and independent thinking. Good social skills are required of the Class Ambassadors and the pride that is felt by them is evident in their self-assured manner and the knowledge that they share about their work and their school.